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Richard D. "Shoe" Schuessler

January 1, 1953 ~ September 11, 2022 (age 69)


Richard D. “Shoe” Schuessler, 69 of Jenks Township, Forest County, formerly of Curtisville West Deer Township died peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born January 1, 1953 in Pittsburgh to the late Richard G. and Virginia (Galvin) Schuessler. Rich grew up in Pittsburgh and moving to Fox Chapel. He was a truck driver for over 40 years for Beaver Steel Company, prior to that he drove for J. Allen Steel Co. and also for Camron Coca-Cola. Rich enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, the Pittsburgh Steelers and most of all loved his family.

Survivors include his wife Deborah L. (Nicholson) Schuessler, daughters Tina M. (Paul) Fritch of Frazer Township and Melanie (Kevin) Wisneski of Clinton Township, grandchildren Anna Fritch of Pittsburgh, Corey Chelko of Cabot, Debbie Fritch of Ross Township, Dylan Chelko of Clinton and Emma Fritch of Frazer, his sister Donna LaGamba of Indiana Township and his godson and name sake Little Rich Schuessler of Hampton, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Thomas and Daniel Schuessler and his sister Nancy Tejchman.

Friends received Wednesday 3-6 pm in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Twp. where a funeral service will be conducted at 6 pm with the Rev. Robert Henry, officiating. He will be privately laid to rest. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be sent to Commonwealth Hospice, 4955 Steubenville Pike Suite 125, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. View obituary online and leave condolences at

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September 14, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
PO Box 21 - 23 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076

Funeral Service
September 14, 2022

6:00 PM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
PO Box 21 - 23 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076


Commonwealth Hospice
4955 Steubenville Pike Suite 125, Pittsburgh PA 15205
Tel: 1-412-489-5891

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